When the old interior carpets and matting were stripped out, the fibres from the old material remained glued to the tub so to make sure it doesn't affect the new install, we have started to remove the old stuff from the tub. I began by using a Dewalt drill with a wire brush tool fitted in order to scrub the easiest of the fibres off.
The transmission tunnel had the same treatment, although I quickly found that a chisel used lightly on this part was very successful in removing the clumps of fibre material.
Dad and myself both spent some time on this part, as well as dealing with the matting in the gearbox area where we glued this up so that the hole for the Gear stick wasn't impeded in any way. The weather wasn't great, so we covered the dash and the engine up for this process.
Before too long goes by, I want to get the car back to my fibreglass specialist in order to get the doors and some body work and the bonnet dealt with so that it is effectively ready for prime and respray. Once these elements are done it's the rounding of a major corner in the rebuild as everything else should then be a basic fit-out job, with most of the parts needed already refurbed or needing to be purchased in a small number of cases. the major bits on the to do list are still as follows:
- Re-chroming of the brightworks
- new Exhausts and ceramic coating of Manifolds
- new radiator
- battery and connections
- hoses and connections as well as fuel pump and pressure regulator to setup the fuel system
- new dashboard switches
- new steering when and steering column refurb.
Hopefully have another update for you all in a couple of months.